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Centre for Organisational Research

Centre for Organisational Research

Our Mission

Andy Yap

Academic Director INSEAD Centre for Organisational Research Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Research is the core of what we do here at INSEAD. As a premier business school that provides world-class business education to leaders all over the world, it is paramount that the knowledge we impart to our students and clients is grounded in strong empirical science. But to conduct good organisational research, we need a strong partnership between organisational scientists and the business community.

COR’s mission is to facilitate the administration of innovative organisational science research at INSEAD. For our organisational scientists at INSEAD, we will provide recruitment, logistical, and advisory support if you seek to conduct research with the working-adult population in Singapore, and with organisations in Singapore and other parts of Asia.

For our industry and community partners, if you are currently employed and live in Singapore, COR would love to have you join our research community. We would welcome your contribution to...

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Andy Yap

Academic Director INSEAD Centre for Organisational Research Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Selection of Publications Utilising COR

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The Self-Promotion Boost: Positive consequences for observers of high-rank self-promoters. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Nault, K. A., & Yap, A. J. (2023)

From boasting to boosting: Positive consequences for observers of high-rank braggarts. International Association for Conflict Management Annual Meeting.Click Here

It’s the journey, not just the destination: Conveying interpersonal warmth in written introductions. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 177, 104253.

Nault, K. A., Sezer, O., & Klein, N. (2023)

It’s the journey, not just the destination: Conveying interpersonal warmth in written introductions. Symposium on Are you kind, a big deal, or kind of a big deal? The role of communication in impression management. International Association for Conflict Management Annual Meeting
 

It’s the journey, not the destination: Process-oriented introductions increase warmth and preserve competence. Symposium on Putting your best foot forward: Understanding missteps and misperceptions in impression management. Academy of Management Annual Meeting
 

It’s the journey, not the destination: Process-oriented introductions increase warmth and preserve competence. Society for the Science of Motivation Annual Meeting

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Too naïve to lead: When leaders fall for flattery. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Rogers, B. A., Sezer, O., & Klein, N. (2023)

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The Impact of Concession Patterns on Negotiations: When and Why Decreasing Concessions Lead to a Distributive Disadvantage. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 165, 153-166.

Tey, K. S., Schaerer, M., Madan, N., & Swaab, R. I. (2021)

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Selection of Past Studies

2024

TitleSummary
Interesting ConversationsAssistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour Nadav Klein and Pre-Doctoral Researcher in Marketing Nicole Thio
A two-part study involving a Zoom discussion on various conversation topics and an online follow-up evaluation questionnaire.  
Interpersonal Interaction at the Workplace StudyProfessor of Organisational Behaviour Roderick Swaab and PhD Student in Organisational Behaviour Kian Siong Tey 
A short survey on employees'  experience of specific interactions at the workplace.
Reflection on Workplace Experience StudyAssociate Professor of Organisational Behaviour Henrik Bresman
A series of surveys over 3 weeks to investigate perceptions about employees' workplace experience.
Social Experience and Workplace Interaction StudiesAssistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour Nadav Klein 
A series of once-off and multi-part studies to investigate perceptions about colleagues and workplace interactions.

2023

TitleSummary
Daily Observations of Working AdultsAssistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour Elizabeth Bailey Wolf
A multi-day study on the daily observations of working adults at the workplace over 2 weeks.
Social Experience and Workplace Interaction StudiesAssistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour Nadav Klein 
A series of once-off and multi-part studies to investigate perceptions about colleagues and workplace interactions.

2015 - 2022

2020 - 2022

TitleSummary
Zoom Interactive StudiesAssociate Professor of Organisational Behaviour Ella Miron-Spektor
The purpose of this study is to examine individual's discussion behaviour on an online Zoom setting. Idea generation meetings often occur over Zoom between colleagues. Participants will participate in a 30 minute study to complete the Zoom-based task and survey about their study experience.
Written Professional ExperiencesAssistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour Nadav Klein
Everyday Social InteractionsAssistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour Nadav Klein
A series of studies where participants were tasked with recalling experiences experienced in their daily social interactions.
Written Professional ExperiencesAssistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour Nadav Klein and PhD Student Kelly Nault
Leadership Decision-Making TaskAssociate Professor of Organisational Behaviour Andy Yap

2015 - 2019

TitleSummary
Perceptions of Job ApplicantsAssociate Professor Eric Luis Uhlmann
The purpose of this study is to examine negative questions in a job interview. Interviewers often ask applicants questions that require the applicant to say something negative about themselves. The research team has videotaped many job interviews and has excerpted instances of negative questions. You will read a transcript of the relevant portion of the interview and provide your first impressions of the applicant.
Responses to Social Interactions in the WorkplacePhD Student Kelly Nault and Assistant Professor Andy Yap
In this study, we explored participants' emotional reactions to social interactions in the workplace. Participants were asked to recall an interaction with a colleague and write about how they felt after interacting with this person.
Perceptions of Situations at WorkAssociate Professor Andy Yap
In this study, we explored perceptions of others. Participants were asked to recall a memory of a leader/boss, then they answered a few questions regarding their recollection.
Study of Reactions to Business MediaAssociate Professor Zoe Kinias 
This study explored reactions to business media. Participants were asked to read a very short article and then they answered a few questions regarding their interests and what they have read.
Cognitive Network Structures in relation to Job PreferencesAssociate Professor Eric Uhlmann
Assistant Professor Martin Schweinsberg of ESMT Berlin
In this study, we looked at what triggers activation of certain cognitive network structures in relation to job preferences.
Hiring: Evaluation of a CandidateAssociate Professor Andy Yap
In this hiring simulation, participants were asked to read the CV of a prospective job candidate and listened to an audio conversation the candidate had with an HR assistant. Participants then evaluated the candidate.
Perceptions of Social SituationsAssociate Professor Zoe Kinias
Study of Personal Experiences and Company EvaluationsProfessor Stefan Thau